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The big news: Narendra Modi claims Pakistan is interfering in Gujarat polls, and 9 other top stories

Other headlines: The Delhi women’s panel sent Vistara a notice after Zaira Wasim’s alleged harassment, and 1,000 party workers returned to the Tripura Congress.

A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Mani Shankar Aiyar held secret meetings with Pakistan, claims Modi in Gujarat’s Palanpur: The prime minister accused Islamabad of helping the Congress and interfering in the Assembly polls.
  2. Actor Zaira Wasim alleges co-passenger harassed her on flight, Air Vistara says inquiry under way: The Mumbai Police have registered a case under the Pocso Act, and the Delhi Commission for Women has issued a notice to the airline.
  3. 1,000 workers who defected to Trinamool in 2016 return to the Tripura Congress ahead of elections: They had left the party along with six MLAs, who had switched to the TMC in protest against Congress’ alliance with the Left Front in West Bengal.
  4. Six-year-old girl raped and murdered in Haryana’s Hisar district, autopsy finds wooden stick was used: Two men allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl in Lucknow, and a passerby she approached for help assaulted her, too.
  5. Family seeks Sushma Swaraj’s help after student from Hyderabad is shot at in Chicago: Mohammed Akbar’s parents also requested Telangana Home Minister Nayani Narasimha Reddy to ensure his treatment and to take up the case with US authorities.
  6. Temperatures dip in Jammu & Kashmir, weather department forecasts four days of heavy snowfall, rain: Leh is the coldest place in the state, recording a minimum temperature of minus 9.7 degrees Celsius on Saturday night.
  7. CRPF constable who killed colleagues did it over a personal grudge, say reports: Santh Kumar was upset with a platoon commander who had filed a complaint against him and accused him of leaving the camp without permission.
  8. Revenue intelligence agency seizes nearly Rs 50 crore in demonetised notes in Gujarat’s Bharuch: The Finance Ministry said the three involved in the case may be fined around Rs 245 crore.
  9. Palestine president refuses to meet US Vice President Mike Pence after Jerusalem move: The move is seen as a response to the US’ decision to formally recognise Jerusalem as the Israel’s Capital.
  10. Speeding train kills five elephants crossing tracks in Assam to find food: Assam Forest and Environment Minister Pramila Rani Brahma the spot where the accident took place was not part of a defined elephant corridor.
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